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How To Customize the WordPress Login Page

How to Create a Custom WordPress Login Page (Easy Steps) 

Recently our readers have asked us how to create a WordPress custom login page for their website.

If you run a membership site or an online store, your users will need a page to log into your website. So customizing the default WordPress login area will help you reflect your brand and offer a better user experience.

This article will show you how to create a custom login page in WordPress.

Before starting, let’s explore why creating a custom WordPress login area is a bright idea.

Why Create a WordPress Custom Login Page?

Depending on your hosting, the default WordPress login page shows the WordPress logo. It also indicates form fields for users to enter their usernames and password.

This is fine if you’re a small blogger or small business website because you’re likely the only person with wp-admin login access to the backend.

The Default WordPress Login Page

But if your site lets people become registered users and log into your dashboard, a custom login design offers a better, more professional, white-label user experience.

Users feel more at home with a custom login design and logo because they recognize your branding. Yet, sending users to a login screen looking nothing like your website could look suspicious to inexperienced users.

Furthermore, the default WordPress login screen doesn’t have anything but the login form.

Custom WordPress Login Page Design Examples

Website owners can customize the WordPress login page in many ways. You can add different styles and images, link back to your homepage, include calls-to-actions to upsell other products, and even add social media profile icons.

Here are some examples of what you can do:

MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights custom WordPress login page

MonsterInsights uses a 2-column layout for its login page design. On the left is the login form, and on the right is a CTA for its sister product.

This login page example includes an engaging background image to create a unique login experience.

TED

ted custom WordPress login page example

TED’s login page is another example with a 2-column design. On the left is an engaging image and headline and the right column offers multiple ways to log in.

Users can also sign up for a TED account by entering their email addresses.

Church Motion Graphics

church motion graphics WordPress custom login page example

This login page instantly captures attention with its colorful background. The background image reflects what the business does and gives users an idea of what to expect.

The header, footer, and navigation menus are the same across the site. However, the login form is minimalist, contrasting the bright website image with a light background.

Here are a few more login page examples for inspiration.

With this in mind, let’s explore the different methods to customize your login page in WordPress. We promise it won’t involve any tricky custom CSS or HTML.

How to Create a Custom WordPress Login Page: 4 Ways

The easiest way to create a WordPress custom login screen is to use a WordPress plugin. WordPress plugins extend your website’s functionality, helping you add extra features such as social login without hiring a developer or messing around with code yourself.

We’ll walk you through creating a WordPress custom login page using the best WordPress plugins for the job, SeedProd, and WPForms. Click any of the methods below to jump straight to it:

Video Tutorial

1. Create a Custom WordPress Login Page with SeedProd

Create a custom wordpress login page with SeedProd the best WordPress landing page plugin

SeedProd is the best WordPress landing page builder and theme builder with coming soon and maintenance mode functionality. It allows you to create any type of landing page or theme in WordPress with its beginner-friendly drag-and-drop builder.

With tons of responsive WordPress themes and landing page templates, you can make stunning:

And with the built-in front-end Login Page mode and login form block, you can completely transform your WordPress login page. Users can log in and out quickly, and it works with any WordPress theme.

Best of all, SeedProd is fast, bloat-free, and won’t slow down your website. Unlike other landing page builder plugins, its focus is on generating leads and results for your business.

Note: There is a free version of SeedProd’s free plugin on WordPress.org. However, we’ll use SeedProd for the advanced customization features and login page modes.

Follow the steps below to customize the default WordPress login page with SeedProd’s custom login page customizer.

If you prefer to read the written instructions, follow the steps below.

Step 1: Install and Activate SeedProd

The first step is downloading the SeedProd plugin and installing it on your WordPress website.

If you’re unfamiliar with that, check out this step-by-step guide to installing a WordPress plugin.

After installing and activating the plugin, you’ll see the SeedProd welcome page in your WordPress admin dashboard area. This is where you can enter your license details and view the quick start video.

Activate the seedprod maintenance mode plugin

After entering your license key, click the Create Your First Page button.

Create your first seedprod landing page

Step 2: Edit Your WordPress Login Page

After clicking to create a new page in SeedProd, you’ll see the following overview:

SeedProd landing page modes

These are the different page modes you can enable in SeedProd. For this tutorial, we need the Login Page mode.

So go ahead and click Edit Page under the Login Page heading.

Edit your Login page in WordPress with SeedProd

Step 3: Choose a Custom WordPress Login Page Template

You’ll see SeedProd’s library of landing page templates on the next screen. Every template is multipurpose, and you can customize them in the visual page builder.

It includes 404 error message templates, sales page templates, coming soon pages, etc.

SeedProd's WordPress login page templates

Clicking the Login button shows all the login page templates you can use. Just hover your mouse over the template you like best, and click the tick icon.

choose a login page template

For this guide, we’ll choose Login Page 8.

After choosing your WordPress login page template, you’ll see a popup asking you to enter a custom page name and URL.

Enter your login page name and URL

Click the Save and Start Editing Page button to launch it in the drag-and-drop editor.

Step 4: Customize Your WordPress Login Page

SeedProd’s drag-and-drop landing page editor has 2 distinct sections. You’ll see the page blocks and sections you can use on the left. And on the right-hand side is a live preview of your landing page.

Drag and drop landing page builder

To add new content to your login page, drag a block from the left and drop it onto your page. For instance, you can add a login logo to your page with a few clicks.

Clicking on any block on your page allows you to customize the content. For instance, clicking the login form shows SeedProd’s Login block settings in the left-hand panel.

SeedProd login block content settings

In that area, you can customize your login form labels, show and hide name and password fields, and customize the button text and checkbox.

You can choose from several different login form styles when you click the Templates tab.

SeedProd login block templates

This is an easy way to customize your form without any technical knowledge. Just choose your preferred style, which instantly shows on your form.

Landing Page Blocks

Adding extra content to your login page is just as easy. You can add buttons, columns, images, and other layout-focused elements to any standard blocks.

Standard landing page blocks

On the other hand, Advanced Blocks help generate leads for your business.

Advanced landing page blocks

With a few clicks, you can embed:

  • Giveaways
  • Contact forms
  • Optin forms
  • Countdown timers
  • Progress bars
  • Social profile buttons
  • Social media sharing buttons
  • WooCommerce products
  • And more.

This is a fantastic way to turn your login page into a lead-generating machine. For instance, you can show users a giveaway on your login page to grow your social followers, increase brand awareness, and even boost your email list.

Landing Page Sections

Aside from individual blocks, SeedProd also has landing page Sections. These are page areas you don’t need to build manually, block-by-block. You can see the different sections by clicking the Sections tab.

SeedProd landing page sections

From there, you can choose a new:

  • Header
  • Hero area
  • Call to Action
  • FAQ section
  • Features area
  • Footer

And add them to your page automatically.

Global Customization

You’ll want to change your login page background, fonts, and colors. It’s time-consuming doing this individually for every block on your page.

Luckily SeedProd allows you to control these settings globally. Just click the gear icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen to see your Global Settings panel.

Access global settings for your WordPress login page

Under the Fonts tab, you can change your header and body fonts, font, and weights. Just choose a new font size or weight from the drop-down menus.

Global login page fonts

You can browse SeedProd’s library of font combinations by clicking the Font Themes button.

font themes

This will show you which fonts look the best together so you can click once and add them to your page.

You can select different colors for global links, headers, text, buttons, and backgrounds with the color picker tool.

Global colors for your login page

Or, you can click the Color Palettes button to choose from 20+ color schemes.

color palettes

The Background section provides an easy way to customize your login page background. You can set a solid background color or gradient or upload a full-width background image.

Click the trash can icon in the background settings panel to remove the existing image.

Remove the default login page background image

You can click the Use Your Own Image button to select a new image from your computer or WordPress media library.

Upload your own login page background image

You can also add a video background or background slideshow by selecting the toggle for each setting.

New login page background image

Remember to click Save to store your customization settings.

Step 5: Configure Your WordPress Login Page Settings

With your login page design in place, it’s time to configure a few necessary settings.

Email Marketing Integration

First, connect your email marketing service. This is useful if you have an optin form on your login page and wish to collect users’ email addresses.

To do this, click the Connect tab at the top of your screen, choose your preferred email service, and follow the steps to link your account.

seedprod email marketing integrations

SeedProd integrates with popular email newsletter services, including:

There’s no need to worry if you don’t have an email provider. You can still collect email addresses with SeedProd’s subscriber management feature.

SeedProd subscriber management dashboard

Whenever someone subscribes via your landing page, their details are stored automatically on your WordPress website. You can view your subscribers by heading to SeedProd » Subscribers from your WordPress dashboard.

Landing Page Settings

The next step is to click the Page Settings tab along the top of your screen.

SeedProd landing page settings

On this page, you can change the following settings on your landing page:

  • General details – Change your page name and URL, and set it to draft or published.
  • SEO – Edit your page SEO title, meta description, etc., via an SEO plugin like All in One SEO.
  • Analytics – View your login page performance using an analytics plugin like MonsterInsights.
  • Scripts – Enter tracking and retargeting scripts such as cookies or Facebook tracking pixels.

Remember to click the Save button before moving on to the next step.

Step 6: Check Your Login Page is Mobile Friendly

Any web page you publish must be mobile responsive. If it isn’t, it’s harder for mobile users to browse and use your website.

As well as our mobile responsive landing page templates, SeedProd has a handy mobile preview option. This will allow you to ensure your login page looks great on all devices.

To view your WordPress login page mobile preview, click the mobile preview icon at the bottom of your screen.

Click the mobile preview icon

This shows your login page as mobile users would see it. With the desktop view, you can edit it as you would, and SeedProd will save the changes across both views.

Preview your WordPress login page on mobile devices

Step 7: Publish Your Custom WordPress Login Page

Now that you’ve created your custom WordPress login page and checked it on mobile devices, it’s time to make it live. Click the down arrow next to the green Save button and select Publish to do this.

Publish your custom WordPress login page

Afterward, you’ll see a popup telling you your page is live.

Your page has been published

Go ahead and click the See Live Page button to see how it looks.

Preview of your WordPress  custom login page

The last thing you need to do is enable login page mode in your WordPress admin area.

Click the “X” icon to exit the page builder and see your SeedProd landing page dashboard.

Then, under the Login Page heading, switch the toggle from inactive to Active.

Enable WordPress login page mode in SeedProd

Congratulations! Now anyone visiting your WordPress login page will see your custom design.

2. Create a Custom WordPress Login Page with WPForms

The second method to customize the WordPress Login screen we’ll cover today involves using the popular WPForms plugin.

Wpforms best form builder plugin

WPForms is the best drag-and-drop form builder for WordPress. And what you might not realize is that you can use its handy User Registration Form add-on to build a login page for your website.

With over 3 million website owners using WPForms to build smarter forms and surveys, you can be confident knowing you’re in good hands.

So if you don’t need a form plugin dedicated to creating login pages, follow this step-by-step tutorial to create a WordPress custom login form using WPForms. The guide will also tell you how to add a lost password link to your form and display your login form using a shortcode.

3. How to Create a Custom Login Page Without a Plugin

If you prefer to make changes or add custom styling to your existing login page instead of creating a brand new login page or using a WordPress login plugin, you can. This method involves adding code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin.

If you’re new to this, you can refer to this guide on how to add code snippets in WordPress. This is so you don’t break your website accidentally.

Now add the following code to your theme’s functions.php file:

//Custom login page
function clp_login_head() {
         
    echo '<style>'; //Begin custom styles
    echo '.login #nav a, .login #backtoblog a { color: # !important; }'; //Login page link color
    echo '.login h1 a { background:url("' . get_bloginfo('stylesheet_directory') . '/images/IMAGE GOES HERE"); width: px; height: px; }'; //Login page logo
    echo '.login .button-primary { background:#; border-color:#; }'; //Login page button color
    echo '</style>'; //End custom styles
         
}
add_action('login_head', 'clp_login_head');

You can change the CSS and image URL using the code above. This will add custom styling to your WordPress login page.

4. How to Show WordPress Login Form Anywhere Without a Plugin

You can add this code to your theme’s template file if you want to display your WordPress login form on any page without a WordPress login plugin, sidebar login widget, or footer area.

<?php
          wp_login_form();
?>

This code will only display the general WordPress login page in the place where you add the code.

If you want to add a custom WordPress form page with additional fields and options, then you can use this code:

<?php $args = array(
        'echo' => true,
        'redirect' => 'http://wpsnipp.com',
        'form_id' => 'loginform',
        'label_username' => __( 'Username' ),
        'label_password' => __( 'Password' ),
        'label_remember' => __( 'Remember Me' ),
        'label_log_in' => __( 'Log In' ),
        'id_username' => 'user_login',
        'id_password' => 'user_pass',
        'id_remember' => 'rememberme',
        'id_submit' => 'wp-submit',
        'remember' => true,
        'value_username' => NULL,
        'value_remember' => false );
wp_login_form($args);
?>

Custom WordPress Login Page FAQ

I can’t find my WordPress login page

You can find your WordPress login area in 2 ways using the WordPress login URL or link.

  1. Add wp-login.php to the end of your URL, for instance: http://example.com/wp-login.php.
  2. Or add wpadmin to the end of your URL, such as http://example.com/wpadmin.

If you keep forgetting your login details, you can always check the “remember me” box so you won’t need to log in each time.

That’s it!

You now know how to create a WordPress custom login page. You can keep your WordPress site looking professional and offer an excellent user experience for your customers.

So what are you waiting for?

Click here to get started with SeedProd today.

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